North Tyneside CCG News

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine, don’t put it off, get it now

Thu 30th October 2014

NHS North Tyneside Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting the NHS Flu campaign.

The campaign is encouraging those who are eligible for the free flu vaccination to take up the offer. It is targeted at those with long-term health conditions, pregnant women and parents of children aged 2-4.

Those who catch the flu pass it on to an average of two people putting those most vulnerable at an increased risk including those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women.

Flu is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very suddenly. Healthy individuals usually recover in two to seven days but for some, the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.

For more information on symptoms click here or for information on the flu vaccine click here.